Day in history for September 1, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Azel Bodinson of Rock Island was critically injured while working on a Rock Island Lines train in Peoria.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Current prices in Rock Island are: Eggs, 12 cents a dozen; butter, 16 cents a pound; potatoes, 35 cents a bushel.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Dan H. McNeal, East Moline, was appointed assistant state's attorney.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mel Gordon, former Rock Island High and Drake University star, will be one of the signal callers for the Quad-City Mohawks when they open the season Sunday afternoon at the Rock Island Public Schools stadium, meeting the Wausau, Wisc., club in a Central States Professional Football League game.

1975 -- 25 years ago
One of the youngest competitors ever shared top honors in one of the area's oldest tournaments when 10-year-old Gary Maass of Rock Island was on the winning threesome in the 52nd annual Daily Dispatch Rolle Bolle Tournament at Stephens Park, Moline. Gary, who took up the sport only this year, scored a couple of critical points in the championship round. Joining Gary on the winning team were Bob DeBusschere of Moline and Chuck Emmendorfer of East Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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